Hatfield Forest

Tree growing in open parkland in May at Hatfield Forest

Hatfield Forest Trails 

Get some fresh air and exercise by following one of the many walks around the forest. At the end, treat yourself to a refreshing drink and may be even a slice of cake from the forest cafe.

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What's on

The Kings Driscolls band playing live at Woodfest in Hatfield Forest

WoodFest 

Join us for WoodFest in September and experience Hatfield Forest as it comes alive with music, crafts and much, much more...

Upcoming events

Family Wild Camping and Bushcraft Weekends

Fri 04 Aug 2017
18:00-18:15
This event runs from Friday night at 6pm until Sunday at noon . Wilderness is the raw material out of which man has hammered the artifact called civilization.

The Mikado

Thu 10 Aug 2017
19:30-21:30
Take a trip to Japan with The Mikado, one of Gilbert & Sullivan's most popular comic operas

Lets go Batty - Children's Bat walks

Fri 18 Aug 2017
20:30-21:45
Come and take a night hike through the forest with our Learning Team.

Camping at WoodFest (tent pitches) (Cloned)

Fri 08 Sep 2017
16:00-19:00
Join us again camping all weekend at our annual festival.

Camping at WoodFest (caravan / campervan pitches) (Cloned)

Fri 08 Sep 2017
16:00-19:00
Join us again camping all weekend at our annual festival.

WoodFest (not staying over night) - Friday eve (Cloned)

Fri 08 Sep 2017
19:00-23:00
The Festival in the Heart of the Wood
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Eating and shopping

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History

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Wildlife

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Our work

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Learning

A forest den

Summer Fun 

Bring your children to the forest for some fantastic fun during the summer holidays

Children creating art from leaves, twigs and bark

Learning at Hatfield Forest 

What better way to learn than in an outdoor classroom. Bring your group and discover our varied and exciting learning programme.

Children enjoying the trees in Hatfield Forest, Essex

Hatfield Forest Explorer Groups 

Come and have some fun in the Forest. Join one of our monthly Explorer groups.

Tree growing in open parkland in May at Hatfield Forest, Essex.

Professional Courses at Hatfield Forest 

Our team manages a variety of veteran trees and the wildlife the habitat supports. Learn what they know by taking part in one of our professional courses.